Guest Post Guidelines

Interested in having your content published on Dear Boss I Quit?

I look forward to collaborating with you!

Before reaching out to me, please make sure that you read through and adhere to the guidelines I’ve laid out below.

A few words about DBIQ

The primary focus of Dear Boss I Quit is creating and publishing content that delivers value.

Content is DBIQ’s only source of leads, sales, and revenue. That’s precisely why I steer clear of inferior pieces that would waste my readers’ precious time and damage my blog’s credibility and performance.

Every single post, guest or otherwise, to be posted on DBIQ must meet the following criteria:

  • relevant
  • well-written
  • explanatory
  • helpful
  • original
  • user-centered
  • & valuable 

Here are a few articles reflecting the overall tone, structure, and quality of content I expect you to deliver:

If your guest post can measure up, I’d be more than happy to publish it on my blog.

The process

Investing time, effort, and maybe even money in writing a guest article that gets rejected undoubtedly sucks.

That’s why I designed a 4-step guest posting system that’ll help you ensure the guest content you deliver gets accepted.

  1. Pich your headline
  2. Create a brief outline
  3. Start writing
  4. Editing & publishing

1. Pitch your headline

The first step to guest posting on Dear Boss I Quit is pitching me your guest article’s headline at harry@dearboss-iquit.com for approval.

Please note that your proposed headline MUST fall under one or more of the following niches:

  • career advice & development
  • make money online
  • affiliate marketing
  • online surveys
  • micro job sites

Those niches perfectly fit DBIQ’s target audience and content strategy, so covering a topic in any of them will immensely boost your guest post’s chances of acquiring better SEO rankings and receiving more organic traffic from the SERPs.

2. Create a brief outline

Once I approve your headline, you’ll need to create a brief outline of all the main points your guest post will cover so that we’re both on the same page regarding your content’s overall structure and flow.

The outline should consist of:

  • The main title and all the subheadings of your article
  • A couple of sentences about what each subheading will be discussing
  • No more than 300 words

Upon completing the outline, you’ll have to forward it to me in a Word (.doc) file, and I’ll let you know whether or not you should proceed with writing the entire article.

3. Start writing

If your outline gets approved, you can start writing the guest post at once, all the while abiding by the following guidelines.

Editorial guidelines

  • Write in US English
  • Ensure NO grammatical errors and 0% plagiarism
  • Your content must be original, valuable, and published nowhere else
  • The length of your article should be at least 1500 words
  • Do NOT stuff your content with fluff and redundant info to meet the word count
  • Steer clear of salesy language. Focus on informing and helping
  • Avoid made-up opinions. Fact-check and cite credible sources to back up your claims
  • ALWAYS explain why. Unfounded statements are worthless
  • Keep your sentences and paragraphs short and concise
  • The content under each subheading should range between 150 and 300 words

Outbound linking guidelines

  • No more than two (2) links to your domain placed 1000 words apart
  • Up to six (6) links to credible third-party domains
  • Links must blend perfectly with their surrounding text, not appear forced and out of place
  • I have the right to remove any inappropriate, irrelevant, and misplaced links
  • All links are set to do-follow

Author bio guidelines

If you’d like to appear as the author of the guest post, make sure to incorporate the following:

  • Up to 300 characters about yourself & your business
  • A square, clear picture of yourself (preferably a 500×500 headshot)
  • Up to one (1) link to your domain
  • Your social media handles

If not, I’ll publish your guest content under my name.

4. Editing & publishing

Once your guest post is complete, send it to me in a Word (.doc) file at harry@dearboss-iquit.com.

After that, I’ll proceed with editing it for clarity, readability, layout, SEO, and matching my brand’s overall tone and marketing message.

This process could last 10-40 days, depending on the quality of your content and my workload.

Lastly, once your guest post is live, I expect you to promote it throughout your social media channels and email subscribers.

If you fail to do so, you’ll be forfeiting your opportunity to have more of your content published on DBIQ in the future.

Please note that I reserve the right to reject any low-quality post that offers no value to my readers created SOLELY for acquiring a backlink.

I look forward to cooperating with you.

All the best, and stay safe,

Harry, Founder & Creative Director at dearboss-iquit.com

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